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  1. Hello all my lovely Australian People



    How u doin....


    I was a member of Poms in OZ then closed account and went to USA and am back in the forum again....Thanks for having me back ...


    I am now travelling back and forth between New York and Perth ....


    Working in New York and PhD in Perth .....


    Enough about me.....


    Whats happening in the lovely Continent of Australia....News and current events....


    Please dont let my Enthusiasm bother you ...( I had ADHD and am always Hyper ....;)


    My Travel history :

    UK-USA-AUSTRALIA- DUBAI - INDIA- CANADA = Cocktail of world experiences ....Exciting ....and Fun to travel and live life....






  2. Hi All ,


    About me:

    I am a Permanent Resident of Australia ( VE 176) , state sponsored by WA government and hence I would like to invest and start up in WA.



    I am a Building Automation Engineer working on some projects in USA . My work involves travelling and working around various sites and projects in the Middle East , Africa and Asia.

    I am also an education consultant and have advised and guided many students wrt career guidance, universities and field of study choice.I have strong links with consultancies in UK, US , Middle East and India.



    Please read the below points to understand what I basically want to establish :


    I would very much like to establish a business or businesses where I can have a constant source of income and also successful growth in the business and on the way make good name for the business and trade.


    1. I have intention to do trade with the companies I have been working for in the past years as I have good relationship with these companies . They are in need of basic electrical and network items like Relays , Contactors, Switches, Cables and Patches etc among many other materials .

    I have interest in establishing a trade account with these companies as these companies are currently buying from Chinese market and sourced from Singapore and India .

    I need a sales rep who can get the same work done from Perth . I will provide all contacts needed and even introduce to the market .We just have to establish a trade contract with these companies . It involves a little knowledge of import and export regulations in Australia to start off and we are good to go.

    Please contact me to get detailed information and to discuss how to proceed.


    2. A second branch of my business plan is to open up mobile food vendors in various parts of Western Australia where people can enjoy tasty, healthy and hygienic food without paying too much . This will focus on Students near campuses and dormitories , playgrounds , work sites and schools.

    I have done market research in Perth on this and have found this to be a very thriving and good growth market . With the current food prices in eateries ,where nothing good can be bought for less than $10/- , we should be able to win this market .

    I need students/food people to be ready to invest their time and effort in return for an opportunity to join a growing business as entrepreneurs and manage the businesses.

    The main goal should be focussed on: Hygiene, Health and maintaining food regulations of WA.


    Please contact me for discussion.


    3. Real Estate:

    The real estate in Perth and Western Australia is out of limits as in the rentals and mortgages are bit higher than the projected rates.


    I intend to buy a property or lease a property to rent out to students who come from around the world to study at the premier universities in Western Australia . Currently , these students either apply and wait for approvals from campus dormitories or go on to find sharing accommodation .


    I have links and contacts with various consultancies in the UK, Middle East ,India and USA who are sending their successful candidates to study in Australia . I can have a successful stream of candidates to rent these rooms at affordable prices .


    I need someone with real estate expertise to join hands with me and get this started as soon as possible before the next admission session ends.





    Mushahid M


    email : engineermushahid@gmail.com


    US:+ 917 972 9219

    Aus:+61 4066466422

    UK: +44 7877665433

  3. Hi there, we are just looking at flights for activating our visas. We have WA sponsorship and have to activate our visas. We are looking to make the actual move in 2016.


    Do we have to fly to Perth to activate the visas or can we say go on holiday to Sydney?




    Me and my wife had to activate our 176 WA visas before July 2013...We flew to Perth Intl Airport...as WA was our Sponsoring Government ..

    It is always better to land first time and activate 176/189 visas at airports of the sponsoring states.....Just to avoid any unnecessary questions and hassles at immigration.....

    But I have heard that we can activate the PR visas in any city ...But I dont know current rules and regulations..Better ask MARA Agent for 100% info updates..

    This is purely my opinion as I do risk assessment to the limit...:)




    Njoy Australia....

  4. Perth heading towards 40 degrees this week. Other end of the spectrum if you like. If weather obsession is one's principle criteria with regards the ranking of a city Perth would top New York. Luckily there is far more to it than that and comparison is futile. Either one likes cosmopolitan big city living (world's greatest city along with London)or prefers small town almost country living. There is little in between.


    You have a point there.

    but for me to enjoy a place ,the weather should be be supporting and nice and pleasant .

    my criterion for judging a city is by the development index and weather

  5. Wowser Mushahid don't think I could cope with that...


    Did both you and wife head to the US? How is she coping with the temps?



    Yeah...my wife joined me from Toronto ...a month ago...shez alright with this weather...She is a cold person...didn't like Perth much. as it was warm and sunny.

  6. Hi Guys


    Its been some months since I had accepted the offer to work in New York City- Manhattan and moved from Perth.

    Its been good except that I miss the lovely warm weather I had enjoyed in Perth .

    Its been freezing in NYC as the polar vortex has moved in towards the northeast US. Right now as I write this , it is -14 deg C and it is bound to get worst later on in the week . Other places have temperatures no one wants to hear about.( -40 in North Dakota)


    Just wanted to write this and maybe read later on when I am back in Perth and if I miss New York...I can feel happy reading this post .

    Njoy Australia....The Best place on Earth....:)


    Cheers from New York City



  7. Hi ,


    Its been sometime since I have written here...I arrived in Perth this April ...and got onto the PhD program at Curtin...but however...I also got my US H1B visa and an opportunity to work in Manhattan , NYC ...so gave it a go and now am in New York ...Njoying the work in the heart of Manhattan...been working near Donald Trumps landmark buildings ...quite an experience ...

    Have a few projects to get done and hopefully back to Perth...


    nice place...busy life and same as when I was in London...This city never sleeps..New York..


    Been to Atlantic city so far...


    Still miss Perth...Love Perth and the weather...


    Its getting chilly and cold here...and will get worse in months to come....


    Will write again once back in Lovely warm and sunny Perth...




  8. Hi,


    Same case here, My VISA 176 - WA SS , was issued on old passport number , got it changed to new passport number easily .

    Nothing to worry about , I had my new passport issued , and just filled in form 929 ,along with old and new passport copies , sent to DIAC and got it changed in around 10 days.

    August 11, 2013 sent to DIAC

    August 19 , 2013 - New passport number available in VEVO


    Nothing to worry about


    Plus, also got confirmation from Australian High Commission that , we can travel on both passports , and just to carry confirmation receipt of

    Form 929 - Change of details submission.




  9. Hi All ,


    Its been some time since I have posted here on PIO. I got admission for PhD at Curtin University in Civil Engineering , but the funding was delayed and now am moving to US for work .

    I have my H1B Approved and will be flying to New York JFK , as my contract starts October 1 st .

    It has been lovely in Australia and amazing time spent in Perth . Loved the weather, people , the beaches and everything here.

    Australia is Beautiful ...:)

    Meantime , I Will try to save some USD $$$ to continue my research work at Curtin .




  10. Hi Meca ;I have a different view of how I see things as I have traveled the world over, left UK to be with my girl...Moved to Australia ..Now working in US...Do you see where I am going with this....THE WORLD IS A SMALL PLACE TO LIVE IN....You can fly any time anywhere....Australia to Sweden...Maybe 14 hours....:)To be honest , Love is of utmost importance, It is hard to find true love...So give it a try....maybe your love will make her change her mind..!!!:)All the best....

  11. My passport with PR label ,evidenced in Perth DIAC , was exhausted with visas and stamps, So I got a new passport and filled in Form 929 which is just 2 pages to fill in and attached with old and new passport copies . Just send to Aussie immigration for updating of details...It is recommended to update details with DIAC ..The receipt that you have submitted the new details should suffice...that you have done the needful...Travelling should and will not be affected at any point ...if you are carrying both old and new passports with you along with the Visa Grant Notice ...CheersMS

  12. Iron Man 2 - WTH type of name is that...A white name..for a superior Indian like you...:)..I am just being sarcastic...

    I have a few points or questions :

    1. Why did you leave US in the first place...Didnt you like what you had...or did you want to experience something.

    2. The Australian government has done you a favour by giving you a PR. Do you have US citizenship or Green card..I guess you do...the ranting explains your ego.

    3. I guess you haven't had the experience of finding a job in tough markets or in recession.

    4. Being a software engineer or scientist doesnt make you likeable , its your attitude and how you take things in positiveness which counts.

    5. You have to clearly understand what racism/being racist is, as you are yourself showing signs of one, differentiating between whites and asians or whatever.

    6. There is something called Google - where you could have found out about software engineering jobs in Australia. You could have done some research/due diligence and job hunt while you were back wherever you came from .

    7. And you are leaving Australia because you cant find jobs . Well, choices people make , and I am sure many have made choices based on their own comfort levels, but few have done so with such anger and resentment and ranting.

    About brains developing and etc etc, do yo u think Indians are not racist in their own countries. ...too many thoughts to think about , but its the individual and the positiveness and general outlook of people in a Positive way , which helps the world .


    Regarding me , I am not white , but the best people I met are white , my best mates are white , definitely well mannered than Indians , are straight forward , unlike the cunningness I have seen in a few Indians..Dont get me wrong , Indians are good natured and well behaved, law abiding people, but sad story in India..it is a shame ...:)



    No offence to anyone reading this .

    All Humankind is generally good, few elements like bad apples can give a bad name to society .



  13. It is annoying me that the Canadian Embassy , I have sent my passport for stamping the Visit Visa , is taking nearly a month to process . They are not returning the passport after many requests by email. Phone calls are redirected by computerized voice . I need my passport for travel purposes and I am waiting for my passport for nearly a month !!!

    This led me to thinking , for my Australian PR, the passport was never needed, processing was easier and straight forward , and visa evidencing was not required. The passport is with the individual and no hassles for submission and delivery etc is at all experienced.

    This has made me proud of the Australian system of processing visas and immigration .

    Anyone feel the same !!!

    Kudos to Australia .